02 2013 DragonFable - Design Notes: February 2013
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February 28, 2013

It's Thursday Already!

Tomix is working hard on Sulen'Eska and it should, hopefully, be ready to explore in the next week or two. Cronix is getting started on swampy items and a new monster or two as well. What kinds of things do you guys think lurk in Betrubung?

This Friday
With Sulen'Eska on the horizon, Seilu, the wind elf blacksmith in southern Falconreach, will have a few new items for you to merge! He might even send you to explore the edges of the swamp himself... 

Cronix has also created a gorgeous new weapon, suggested by Lupus The Wolf, that will be found in the suggestion chest in Book 3 Rosewood!


Clicky!


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February 26, 2013

Tuesdays With Tomix!

Tomix got ooooooolder!

And more glooooowy!

Soon, his older NPC will make an appearence by certain portal in nighttime Falconreach to grant the preview of Master SoulWeaver to DragonLords, at least until Book 3 Ravenloss comes around!


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February 25, 2013

As the Mists Part....

Dracelix has been busy!

When the mists part... if you can find your way through the swamp... just what will be waiting for you?

He's also created a new Knight NPC, Sir Leon, of Swordhaven. Whose use of magic has led to his exile from capitol... and Leon and his ally haven't been seen since.


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February 22, 2013

The Sandsea Gate

From the Kensai’s cave:

In the desert, there’s really not much to do. Stay out of the sun in the heat of the day… Take a nap…enjoy the cool night air. Stars spread out above you and you can almost believe you can see infinity. Of course, having nothing to do but watch stars for a century or two and you might end up being mad enough to start writing on the walls.

I’ve had to rebuild, redesign, and completely rethink this quest a number of times while finding a way to make it work. I had originally intended for this quest to be a single large quest. TM and I had gone as far as creating a 96 room labyrinth. Unfortunately, the sheer size of the project made it undoable. I went back to the drawing board a few times before we came up with a solution that would work. Enter today’s quest… you will have to determine which four random quests out of six to complete that will let you pass on to the Sandsea Gate. The clues as to which doors you must pass through to complete the quest can be found in the quest itself. At the end of each random is an ignis gem. Touch it and the quest will be complete. HOWEVER…if you go through the wrong quest… MWAHAHAHAHA!!! . Goodluck!*

Next week: We asked and so far the answer has been a resounding yes. The poll is still going on, but the house should be ready. There will also be another shop, filled with weapons, helms, and wings created by Cronix!

*on the plus side, even the wrong quests have drops.


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February 19, 2013

A Word from the Kensai

From the Kensais cave:

Deep within the drifting sands of the Sandsea, many miles from anything, a single pyramid reaches for the sky. This silent building is the lone remainder of a once thriving population. There, in that hidden valley, Ahmet Ptah has stood watch over the gate that is a part of the complex system that held Isathaara in check. To find this pyramid one must journey beyond the place where even one’s echo cannot find you. Here, above this blanket of sands, beneath a mantle of stars, there is little to lend urgency to the senses. Perhaps it is this which results in such expansive thoughts as those of Ahmet Ptah. Gazing into the stars and listening to the soft whisper of the desert sands, he reads the future and the past, using all the skills he gained so very long ago. You must travel through labyrinthine depths of the pyramid seeking the way to the gate, and to Ahmet Ptah… after all, it is written that a hero will come.

It’s been a while in coming, but soon you will be making your way to the next of the gates. Perhaps finally you can get a few more answers. But be ready… Ahmet Ptah intends to test your reasoning skills and your commitment. True Mortal has bent his amazing talent to the task, creating lovely artwork. He’s also created some masks and a set of wings for you, Cronix has crafted an exquisite weapon set, and of course the ever incomparable Tomix has made the cutscenes.

And now, on to a bit more: True Mortal has been debating making a Sandsea themed Palace style house. Since he’s undecided, we’ve decided to allow YOU to make up his mind for him, so I’ll be putting up a poll to allow you to decide!


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February 16, 2013

Rolith's Bachelor Party

Looooongest day ever! Rolith is sick, Alina is sick, Verlyrus is the most amazing person ever helping us code on his birthday (so totally wish him happy birthday), Tomix was up until 4am his time working on the cutscenes, Dracelix made another weapon for you guys, and Cronix did last minute awesome art on the ninjas today too (after creating the ghouls as his first ever monsters last week and the Alina monster this week) before he had to go! It's been a craaaaaazy day! 

Now, though, you get to play through the real-life-inspired quest of Rolith's Bachelor Party! Artix did an amzing job planning the real life event and has even more to tell you and show you!


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February 12, 2013

Hearts and Valentines and Undead Wrestlers!

This week is everyone's faaaavooooriiiite holiday, Hero's Heart Day! Our release on Firday will be full of hearts and love and cuddly, undead wrestlers, as we finally hear the story of Rolith's Bachelor Party*!

You'll get to play as Rolith himself too! Cronix has created some spiffy new duds for the Groom and his bride!

Though, of course, there are no girls allowed at the UWE** match that Artix is throwing for Rolith's bachelor party!

Cronix has also created the Valentine's Pride set for the holiday! (I really don't think he sleeps... it's like there are two of him!)

Dracelix has updated the Ex's Calibur to its third form! This year you can break up even more monsters with this gorgeous blade!

Eternity Love LQS
Don't forget about the LQS shop that will go live at 3:00pm EST, on Feruary 14th! Only 1400 of the good-element Eternity Love scythe will be available at 450 DC each!

*based on Real Life Events!
**Undead Wrestling Extravaganza


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February 08, 2013

The Rose Fort!

We have allll sorts of goodies for you this week! 

If you visit Cinquefoil in Book 3 Surewood, you can get the next quest into the Rosewood. You'll have to find Magus Hansa and talk with her, then fight your way back out of the Fort! There's also new shops to find filled with gorgeous, Rose-approved, weaponry created by Cronix!

If you're curious how magic works on Lore, make sure to find "The Nature of Magic" in the library!

Hero's Heart Day Storybook
The HHD book is now in the Book of Lore! If you're not caught up, make sure to make your way through all of the past shenanigans with Big Daddy! Next week, we'll be checking out the story of Rolith's Bachelor Party! 

Carnaval
Dracelix has created a whole slew of fantastic feathered finery for Carnaval this weekend! Check out the shop in the Book of Lore!


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February 04, 2013

Preview Monday!

A new week begins and we're starting it off with a bunch of new previews!

Dracelix has been working on a new version of his NPC which has some pretty sweet moves.

He's also been working on these tough looking characters!

Cronix has also been hard at work on new items, NPCs and a new monster that will be featured in the HHD event! He's also finished up the next LQS item for the Eternity Series!  Presenting the Eternal Love Scythe!

This beautiful take on the Eternity scythe will be available in limited quantity on February 14th!


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February 01, 2013

The Rosewood

The Rosewood is now live! Explore the forest floor and see what you can find... or, if you're feeling brave, enter the huge, twisty Rose Tree and see what you can find. Cinquefoil, in Book 3 Surewould will give you your first quest, to find the journal of the magus in the Rosewood!

There are several hidden shops (and one, not-so-hidden) that hold new belts, new necklaces and new player suggestion weapons!


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